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Jim Mullen Addresses Summit County on Annual Meeting and COVID-19 Fund

April 22, 2020 would have represented the United Way of Summit & Medina 2020 Annual Meeting. It's evident that our community always find a way to come together, even during the most challenging of times. The Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund has reached $1.3 million thanks to the support of our partners and the community. Let's continue moving forward together! You can make a donation to the fund at 100% of proceeds go to local crisis relief.

Financial Empowerment: The Home Edition | Intro

United Way of Summit & Medina financial empowerment coach, Don, introduces the four financial walls. The roof over our head, the food on our table, the clothes on our back and basic transportation. Schedule an appointment with a professional financial coach from the Financial Empowerment Center at For immediate assistance with basic needs dial 2-1-1 or visit

United Way Helps Young Couple Escape Homelessness

When a series of misfortunes left new parents Adama and James homeless, they weren’t sure where to turn for help. Then they found United Way’s Housing Services. A dedicated case worker helped the young family find a new home just in time for the holidays.

United Way's 2-1-1 Helps With Addiction Recovery

When Summit and Medina county residents need help, 2-1-1 answers the call. United Way of Summit & Medina's 2-1-1 service has information on over 10,300 different services for Summit and Medina county residents, including supplemental food and nutrition programs, substance abuse treatment, disaster services and more. Just dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit for help. All calls are free and confidential, and the service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

2019 Stuff The Bus Results!

Thanks to all those who helped give a backpack full of school supplies to every APS elementary student in all 28 schools. It took 82 companies and 1,235 volunteers to collect and deliver 367,935 school supplies to 10,526 students!

Imagination Library

Together we can rewrite the future story for the children of Summit and Medina counties through United Way’s Imagination Library. More

Less Talk. More Action.

United Way is achieving meaningful, measurable results in our community. How? Less talk. More action.

2-1-1 Helps Akron Grandmother Get New Refrigerator

If you’ve never been without a refrigerator, it is not nice, because you really don’t know what to do with your food,” Lozzie, an Akron resident and grandmother who knows first-hand what it’s like to be without a refrigerator after hers stopped working late this summer. Lozzie’s cousin told her to call United Way’s 2-1-1 referral service and soon after Lozzie had a new refrigerator and a lower utility bill.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, simply dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit for help. All calls are free and confidential, and the service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.